I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. -- Ecclesiastes 3:10
Solomon and I have one thing in common, we have seen the business wherein we are busy. In my case, it looks to continue right on through, unabated by the weekend, though I do anticipate a little respite after that.
Excessive idleness can be as wearying as excessive busyness. We truly rest when we can rest in our labors. Some people conclude that God has given us the business and are bitter and resentful. I've done that myself, but if I can see, instead, that all this is God's business and that what He has given me to do -- as overwhelming as it may seem at times -- is from His hand, I can be at peace.
My body gets tired a lot more quickly than it did even ten years ago. I just logged yet another birthday. Still, it's relatively easy to rest from physical weariness. You may wake stiff and sore the first day or two, but you sleep well -- dead to the world, as we say.
Soul-weariness is the killer. Mental and psychic exhaustion cannot be cured with sleep -- if the sufferer can sleep. To receive relief from soul-weariness we need a different kind of rest.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30).